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I am thinking of proposing a poetry writing workshop here at Highview Hills.  I thought I should make an attempt first.  Here it is:

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Recalculating … what the Garmin, the GPS guidance system now used by so many car drivers,  says when you have gone in a direction contrary to its plan.

It reminds me of the recalculating that must be done when there is an unexpected pregnancy.  Working at the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northfield, formerly Birthright, I have seen how difficult it can be for the pregnant woman who may have planned to go  to college or her parents who are embarrassed or her boyfriend who doesn’t feel ready for the responsibility.

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Your work was surely appreciated!  Thanks to Rick Nelson for the great pictures! (more…)

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  Looks like a great bunch of kids!  Here is the second  set of pictures – all sent by Rick Nelson!  Many thanks for sharing them.

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Looks like a great group of participants, great weather, beautiful places!  Thanks for sharing these pictures, Rick Nelson!  To get a “closer” view of pictures, press CTRL +  repeatedly.  To go back, press CTRL -.  Click on any picture, e.g. first one, to see entire picture and to zoom in or save.

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A poem by 11 year old Sean, John & Kathy’s grandson.

 Notice the line following the highlighted section!  What is your answer to the question posed in the title?

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During the summer months we encourage the youth – and others – of our parish to submit their art work, poetry, etc. for publication on our parish blog.

Some ideas for poetry might include poems entitled:

  1. Why?  where each line might include something you have wondered about
  2. Me where you might describe who you are, what you think God’s plan is for you, and some things you really like, things you do, things you read, things you need, things you see, things you fear, things you dream, etc.
  3. What if …?
  4. The third eye  – what does it see and notice that is ordinarily missed?
  5. I know I’m dreaming but wouldn’t it be great if …
  6. This morning …  – what was each member of your family doing as they got ready for the day?

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